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Cicadas! Who, What, Where, When and Why?

Cicadas! Who, What, Where, When and Why?

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Auditorium
Main Library
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Join Dr. Matt Bertone, Entomologist and Director of the NC State Plant Disease and Insect Clinic, for a discussion on cicadas and their fascinating lifecycle! 

Who are these insects that emerge yearly or in broods every 13 or 17 years? What kind of insects are they? Where will they emerge? When do they emerge? Why are they on a periodical cycle of emergence? 

This year parts of North Carolina will see the Great Southern Brood, also known as the 13-year Brood XIX, emerge for the first time since 2011. The 17-year Brood XIII, or the Great Northern Illinois Brood, will emerge for the first time since 2007 in parts of the Midwest. The last time these two broods emerged together was in 1803! 

This event will be held on Tuesday, June 11th from 6pm-7pm in the Main Library Auditorium located at 300 North Roxboro Street.  


Event Organizer

Megan Koslofsky